Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Here I am again.

It is the eve of Colby's first day of high school.

Wasn't I just here with Luke?

I remember dropping Luke off on the first day of his freshman year and being teary all the way home. The ONLY thing that made me feel better was the thought that there would still be four more years before graduation, and THANK GOD I still had my younger two who were still years away from this momentous occasion!

Time does what it is so good at doing... And here we are again.

This time it feels different. It is still hard, but there is a familiarity about it. My gut tells me two things:

1. Everything is going to be okay. ( Colby is a strong young man. He will shine like a bright, beautiful star on this campus.)

2. Enjoy the ride! ( This ride is one of it's own. It is not that of Luke's, but one of Colby's. This ride will soon be over too, as we move on to the next ride.)

Okay, maybe my gut is telling me three things... The third being, PRAY!

Two years ago I knew I would be praying for my son as he started this chapter of life. I knew that, yet I did not know yet exactly WHAT I would be praying about.

Now I do.

Now I know the specific things to pray about and against.

It's a battle out there. My oldest has been fighting it since that day I drove away with tears in my eyes. He's fighting it well. Colby will fight well too. I know that.

As I spend these last hours tonight before going to bed, I am reflecting on things of the past that have brought us to this hour. Reflecting makes it so easy to see the path that the Lord has this family on.

Please pray for my sons as they start another school year tomorrow. Some are starting a new chapter, and some are continuing on... Heading straight toward the finish line.

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